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Fall Homeschool Day

Family poses with mule and historic interpreter at 1900 farm

Details

Date:
Friday, September 7
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms’ Homeschool Days are the perfect opportunity for families to learn together! You and your children will have the opportunity to tour the museum’s many historic areas, participate in hands-on activities, and have fun! We suggest that you plan at least 3-4 hours for your experience.

The museum is open from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Activities will take place from 9:30am – 11:30am and from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Event Partner: The Outside Scoop

 

Registration

Online registration opens one month prior to each Homeschool Day and ends at noon on the day before. Anyone who registers early receives $1 off regular admission, and a pre-event email with the day’s activities. Members attend Homeschool Day for free! Not a member yet? Purchase or renew your membership

Register for Homeschool Day

 

Schedule of Hands-on Activities

AM activities, from 9:30am-11:30am:

  • 1700 Ioway Farm – Making Natural Dyes and Tipi Building
  • 1850 Pioneer Farm – Carding Wool, Splitting Shingles with a froe and mallet
  • 1900 Farm – Laundry on a washboard, Making Rope
  • Flynn Mansion – Language lessons and Social Etiquette Practice
  • Tangen Home – Victorian Beauty Exploration and hair dressing demo
  • Broomshop – Combing Broomcorn
  • General Store – Design a postage stamp
  • Drug Store – Make Toilet Water
  • Implement Dealer – Use shovel, spade and post-hole digger
  • Millinery – Making Ribbon Bows
  • Print Shop – Matching Decorative Border Pieces with Printed examples
  • Schoolhouse – Music Lesson
  • Blacksmith – Ongoing Demonstrations

PM activities, from 1:00-3:00pm:

  • 1700 Ioway Farm – Process Clay
  • 1850 Pioneer Farm – Carding Wool, Splitting Shingles with a froe and mallet
  • 1900 Farm – Sewing, Making Rope
  • Flynn Mansion – Party Menu Planning and Children’s Toys
  • Tangen Home – Beauty and Grooming Scavenger Hunt
  • Broomshop – Sweeping
  • General Store – Back-to-school Shopping List Scavenger Hunt
  • Drug Store – Weights and Measures Exploration
  • Implement Dealer – Use shovel, spade and post-hole digger
  • Millinery – Trimming a Hat
  • Print Shop – Matching Decorative Border Pieces with Printed examples
  • Schoolhouse – Music Lesson
  • Blacksmith – Ongoing Demonstrations

 

Program Policies

Please read our program policies, including information about registration, schedule, and activities before you register for Homeschool Day.  Homeschool Day Policies

 

schoolhouse chalkboard setHomeschool Day Souvenir

Add a Schoolhouse Chalkboard Set ($12) to your registration! Includes a 5-inch by 7-inch wood frame chalkboard, a one-inch eraser made of wood and felt, two sticks of chalk, and a booklet featuring eleven 19th-century popular schoolroom and childhood games. Also available in our online store.

The Schoolhouse Chalkboard Set is available for $12.50 if purchased in the MarketPlace Museum Store. In store availability not guaranteed.